I'm in the process of building a new cage for my chinchillas (and maybe for my rabbits too), and I'm in the process of looking for some kind of heavy wire mesh to use for the doors, and I'm not really having luck. Our main solution was to pick up an old dog cage off of craigslist and cut it up/layer it, but the larger cages that would provide enough material are still running more than I'd like to pay right now.
I found a few companies online that sell mesh but it seems like it's for larger scale purposes (farms and zoos, with quotes for rolls of mesh that are 100 lbs+). Does anyone know where I can get this for a good retail value? We've shopped Lowe's but didn't see anything. Or any suggestions for alternative material for doors? They can't be wood or plastic, and glass obviously isn't breathable. Help, please!